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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
is one of the top countries from which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23r
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
of his said schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. >> i think america suffered a tremendous loss with the loss of a great patriot. >> schwarzkopf retired from the army in 1991 and led a quiet life in tampa. he was 78 years old. >>> former president george h.w. bush released a statement remembering the former general. he said "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service country creed that defended our freedom. he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> the 41st president remains in the hospital but appears to still be fighting. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but that he would advise people to "get this, put the harps back in the closet he's telling everybody." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened when he suffered complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion she sustained after fainting. she had t
Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
politics gets in the way of america's progress. >> and they called on them to reach a prau phaoeuz or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making $250,000. >> i believe it could pass both houses as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the republican spaupbs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of the americans will not even pay the interest on the trillion-dollar debt. >> and there is a plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but this issue remains a major sticking point with many republicans resisting any tax inkraes at all. the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to look at all the issues. >> meanwhile, americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they are all failing us a great deal and i am sick and tired of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you are already homeless. >> and meanwhile, president obama has been consistent in ra
Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
association has been accused of being out of touch with america even by supporters. lapierre says he believes he's offering a solution that america wants. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, than call me crazy. i tell you what the american people -- i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: lawmakers have acknowledged that putting armed guards in schools could be a piece of a solution, a solution they say is complex. they are divided on exactly where to go. one area where most agree is that the mental health care component needs to be addressed. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the debate over gun control was evident throughout the washington area this weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push t
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
that removed saddam hussein from kuwait. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and possessed with a sense of duty. he was 78 years old. schwarzkopf's death sparked reaction from many prominent american politicians and military leaders. former secretary of state general colin powell said "america lost a great patriot and a great soldier. his leadership not only inspired his troops but also inspired the nation." >>> the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in shenandoah county, virginia with a two by four will be in court. the incident happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on the board. police say he made general statements about school safety. nobody was hurt. johnson is now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> today is the first day of the nation's gun show in chantilly. protesters plan to be out in full force. the group code pink is preparing to demonstrate outside the dulles expo center. do you remember this? this was at that nra announcement. the group interrupted that conference last wee
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
,000 wreaths are on their way to locations nationwide as part of the wreaths across america campaign. 100,000 are headed to arlington national cemetery. it started 20 years ago when a wreath company in maine had around 5,000 extra wreaths it couldn't sell. the owner decided to ship them to arlington and it's grown into a nationwide event. >> it's such a gorgeous sight. one of the first places i took my family members when they came to visit because it was beautiful to see. >> unfortunately, it won't be a pretty day to go outside and sort of enjoy all the festivities of the holiday season. cloudy skies have been a big part of our weekend. and rain chances are on the up and up. if you haven't stuck your nose out the door just yet this morning, be ready for it. it's probably going to be a fairly soggy start to your sunday. and not exactly the prettiest outdoor weather day. we've been talking about it for days how as a result would be your better weekend day. yesterday the sun gave us a brief appearance. for now we're off to a socked in, cloudy, rainy, soggy start. 51 degrees at downtown nati
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
guns and called for armed security officers in every school in america. and david gregory says the nra is used to facing criticism and in the past emerged unscathed. >> we have seen this kind of popular outrage, if you will, after these massacres and then nothing actually comes of it. the political decision will be the president's in terms of how hard he wants to drive this. >> wayne lapierre will sit down with david gregory. you can catch it here on nbc 4. >>> and president obama and the first lady will join others in saying good-bye to the senator. he fought in world war ii and was awarded the medal. he became the first japanese to become elected to the senate, and he was 88 years old. it will be a short holiday trip for the president, and he will return to washington after christmas to deal with the dooming fiscal cliff. president obama said the break is good for lawmakers to think about a possible solution and he suggested a smaller deal that would just extend unemployment benefits and prevent middle class tax hikes. if no deal is reached by january 1st, everybody's taxes go up and
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am EST
to reporter's notebook. many area leaders are taking their own steps to curb gun violence in america. do you see this crisis, this massacre, resulting in any changes in the city's gun laws, joe? >> i don't think so quite honestly. we may change this, which is a far leap of what it used to be for many, many decades. this is also about schools, and if i am not mistaken, many of our schools already have school security guards and metal detectors. >> jerry, do you think d.c. can get a new gun ban passed? >> i don't think -- it depends on who is in congress, and depends on who is in the house. this was pulled out before, and a lot of challenges coming out of congress and the supreme court ruled on it. i don't think it's going to change anything necessarily right now. >> d.c., even with the change, has stricter gun control laws than most areas, so i don't think it's going to change much. >> let's tpwaubg what is happening in virginia. there's a number of proposals there. the governor has said that virginia should consider arming teachers, and so has the attorney general who is going to be running
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
to america's fastest, most consistent, most reliable internet -- verizon fios. >>> and we want to take you outside for a live look at very cloudy skies around the capitol this morning. we have rain and snow all across the region as a winter weather system passes on through. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 today. glad to have you join us. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. we have team coverage this morning. our reporters positioned across the area. >> we do. first, let's find out where the flakes are falling right now. for that, we go to storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> finally, they're starting to come into our area. it's taken all morning long. a lot of that snow hanging west of leesburg right now. the winter weather advisory still up for our area. that goes until 6:00 p.m. i think they may, in fact, shorten this. the national weather service shows the counties shaded in purple. montgomery county, yes, you're in it. louden county. up to the north and west, there could be a light coating and around 2 inches of snowfall. higher amounts up around the marylan
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
political asylum in latin america if assad is forced to flee syria. >>> with the fiscal cliff approaching, the pentagon is already planning major cuts. if a deal cannot be reached, $500 billion in jobs and programs will be cut. the pentagon spokesman says those cuts could force the defense department to abandon its new military strat george mitchell it's also likely to affect spending, as well as how the military provides for troops and their families. >>> this morning, signs that there may actually be movement on the fiscal cliff talks. kayla is live with that. >> reporter: a little bit of movement potentially. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone yesterday as democrats and republicans continue to dig their heels in over this budget standoff. there's been no announcement of any new face the face talks as lawmakers try to reach a deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff in january. treasury secretary tim geithner tells cnbc republicans have made a little progress, but the obama administration is "absolutely ready to go over the cliff if the gop doesn't agree to ra
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
carrier to sell iphones and ipads. >>> next year apple will be able to officially put made in america on one of their products. ceo tim cook tells brian williams in an exclusive interview that the company plans to make one of its existing mac products in the u.s. next year although he didn't specify which product or where. over the years apple has become famous for making its products overseas, most notably, china. cook says it's time to make a change. >> this project i've talked about where we do a mac in the united states next year, this is a really good other step for us. the consumer electronics world was really never here. it's not a matter of bringing it back. it's a matter of starting it hire. >> you can see more of the interview on rock center with brian williams tonight at 10:00 right here on nbc 4 followed by news 4 at 11:00. >>> 6:16. president obama is speaking out against ongoing unrest in egypt. the white house reports the president has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concern about recent protests that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, cal
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
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